Special Permissions

woodwormwoodworm Member Posts: 153
ok, I'm practicing using the special permissions on NTFS, and I noticed that if I remove either the 'Read Permissions' or 'Read Extended Attributes' then I can't open a txt file within the directory?

Initial permissions (from Effective Permissions tab) - this allows me to open and read the contents of a txt file. These are set on the directory and are inherited by the file inside.

List Folder / Read Data
Read Attributes
Read Extended Attributes
Read Permissions

There is nothing denied.

I'm guessing that if you remove the 'Read Permissions' option then you are denied access to the file because you can't see what permission you have to it?

I can remove the Read Attributes option from the above list (keeping the other three) and it doesn't make a difference. I don't understand why you need to be able to Read Extended Attributes (on a .txt file) to be able to open it.


Does anyone have a 'NTFS Special Permissions for Dummies' explanation? :D
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